We also have a new Neurochangers logo !
This year we have made some new changes with our neurological centre Aim2Walk in Toronto. With many ideas and discussions regarding our name, we have decided to go ahead and change our name to Neurochangers. Our second location in Whitby is also named Neurochangers which made our decision and transition easier. With this going forward we have also amalgamated our blog into our website. Although this Neurochangers blog has been a successful way to create and share information to our readers for the past 5 years, this will be our last post on this site. We ask kindly that you take the time to follow us at our new site where we will continue to share health tips, technology and keep you updated on the latest events and compelling client progress stories. We thank you for your love and support over the past 5 years and we look forward to having you stop by our newest site! Click here to subscribe.
From Aim2Walk’s Neurochangers Family, we thank you!
The month of May is an exciting month to be downtown Toronto. A few weeks ago I wrote about Tangled Art Gallery, opening May 4th displaying art and disability. I also shared the exciting addition of several featured documentaries providing described video technology for the deaf at this years International Documentary Festival (Hot Docs) from April 28th-May 8th.
In addition there is the opening for the ReelAbilities Film Festival (RAFF) from May 12th-19th. Toronto is scheduled to launch the first annual edition of RAFF.
This is the largest film festival in North America dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of lives, stories and art of people with disabilities.
The Festival will take place in 13 other cities across the United States with Toronto being the first city in Canada. RAFF showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
With tickets only $12 and 14 different public screenings and panel discussions to choose from, there is sure to be something to appeal to everyone. Visit the ticket box office and book your shows now. https://tytix.tiff.net/scripts/max/10.17.40.32-34000/maxweb.exe
Michelle Wolfe, RMT
Ashley Tedeschi is by far one of our clinics biggest cheerleaders and positive spirits. She is a 26-year-old young woman who is extremely happy and ready to party at anytime. Due to a chromosome issue, she is mentally delayed and has some physical difficulties. Ashley is able to walk with some assistance however you will generally find her seated in her wheelchair. Her mother Gordana is very dedicated to Ashley’s therapy and only wants the best for her daughter. She has Ashley in therapy three days a week to ensure she has the chance to move and stay strong and fit.
If you haven’t had the privilege of meeting this charming young woman, I’m telling you she will make you smile no matter how bad of a day you’ve had. Her laughter is contagious and her energy is inspiring. In the past five years that she has been coming to the clinic, we have seen her get stronger and develop more words and sentences (watch out, she’s started to copy things you say).
We’ve compiled a few of her recent exercises and therapy sessions to share with others how hard she has been working. In one of the clips you will see her crawling. Ashley’s mother actually cried the first time she did this in therapy because crawling was something Ashley could never do as a child. Way to go Ash!!
If you see times of distraction from Ashely in this video, even though I haven’t included sound, she’s probably yelling for JP (our male therapist who she talks about day and night).
A few weeks ago we celebrated Ashley’s birthday. We had a little surprise for for her and caught her excitement on video. Take a look!
Michelle Wolfe, RMT